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City fined for April flood response

City fined for April flood response

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

October 9, 2019

The City of Pullman was fined a total of $2,700 by the Labor and Industry Department (L&I) for violations the Pullman Fire Department committed during the flood rescue in April. The official L&I report was finalized on Sept. 30 and the city received the report on Oct. 2. Mike Heston, Pullman...

Meeting cancellations raise concerns

Meeting cancellations raise concerns

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2019

Six regularly scheduled Pullman city council meetings have been canceled since August, raising questions of transparency and communication between city officials and residents. Councilmember Dan Records said the city is required by the Public Meetings Act to advertise meetings where four or more councilmembers...

Series of events to honor late local track athlete

Series of events to honor late local track athlete

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Friends, family and community members inside and outside of Pullman will gather to honor late Lauren McCluskey with a series of events Saturday to support her foundation. The event will start with a race at 9 a.m. starting and ending at Mary’s Park. The 5K course is intended for adults and a 1K...

Medication drop-off open this weekend

Medication drop-off open this weekend

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Pullman residents will have a safe space to drop off any type of medication or prescription drugs they no longer need, as part of a new program starting this weekend. Cougs for Recovery is hosting a Safe Medication Disposal event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at the Community...

ASWSU urges Prosecutor to retry case

ASWSU urges Prosecutor to retry case

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen Reporter

October 1, 2019

ASWSU issued a press release Monday on Twitter calling for the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office to retry former Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Hargraves, who was charged with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct. The charges followed an incident which occurred in April 2018 involving a female WSU st...

New clothing shop celebrates grand opening

New clothing shop celebrates grand opening

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2019

The owners of Michelle’s Closet, a new consignment shop downtown, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new business in front of the store at noon Tuesday. Several members from the Pullman Chamber of Commerce joined Michelle Kelly and Michael Kelly to celebrate the shop’s opening. Michael Kelly...

Local nonprofit changes name to be reflective of goals

Local nonprofit changes name to be reflective of goals

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2019

The organization previously known as United Way of Pullman has changed its name to United Way of Whitman County. “We want to branch out and show that we represent Whitman County as a whole,” said Eric Fejeran, board president of United Way of Whitman County. Ed Sala, vice president of United...

Park to gain new accessible playground

Park to gain new accessible playground

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2019

The Pullman Parks and Recreation Commission discussed the construction of a new playground that is accessible for children with disabilities during a meeting Thursday. The Kiwanis Club donated $25,000 to the City of Pullman to convert the 5 acres of land at Mary’s Park into an inclusive playground. Alan...

Pullman called to be more transparent

Pullman called to be more transparent

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2019

A Pullman city councilmember wants the city to be more transparent about new construction projects so citizens are able to comment on them. Pullman city councilmember Brandon Chapman said several residents are frustrated with the time span between when projects are announced and when they are voted...

Committee discusses need for more housing

Committee discusses need for more housing

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

The City of Pullman may need to add several thousand housing units in the coming years to keep up with increasing housing demands, a representative from a consulting firm told the city council on Tuesday. Thomas P. Miller & Associates was hired to research housing needs in Whitman and Latah counties...

Pullman to experience intense weather this week

Pullman to experience intense weather this week

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

Pullman will experience winds with gusts up to 40 miles per hour this week, according to the U.S. National Weather Service website. Jeff Cote, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Spokane, said the wind gusts will last until sunset, typically around 6 or 7 p.m. The wind will affect ar...

Vaccination rates in Whitman County are above state average

Vaccination rates in Whitman County are above state average

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2019

A recent report shows nearly 90 percent of kindergarteners in Whitman County were vaccinated in the 2018-19 school year. According to the County School Immunization Dashboard from the Washington State Department of Health, 88.9 percent of kindergarteners in Whitman County received all their vaccinations....

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